Progressive Bureaucracy: An Oxymoron? The Case of Joint Forest Management in India

dc.contributor.authorJoshi, Anuradhaen_US
dc.coverage.countryIndiaen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T15:11:38Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T15:11:38Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-03-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-03-10en_US
dc.description.abstract"In 1989, the Government of West Bengal, India formalised joint forest management (JFM) in this region. Through JFM considerable progress has been made in (a) establishing joint management arrangements between communities and the Forest Department at the local level, and (b) actual forest regeneration. There are two conventional explanations for the policy shift. One focuses on the leadership of a few progressive senior forest officers; and the other on spontaneous community initiative. A third important factor has been ignored â?? the supportive role played by the Association of the front-line workers of the Forest Department. The paper illustrates how the Associationâ??s support helped the diffusion of JFM in Southwest Bengal as well as helping communities overcome collective action problems."en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/4010
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesRural Development Forestry Network, Overseas Development Institute. Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRDFN Network Paper, no. 24aen_US
dc.subjectforestryen_US
dc.subjectjoint managementen_US
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.submitter.emailrshivakoti@yahoo.comen_US
dc.titleProgressive Bureaucracy: An Oxymoron? The Case of Joint Forest Management in Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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